Seven Types Of Tourism You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Seven Types Of Tourism You Probably Haven't Heard Of
Many people find weird yet unique reasons to travel. Credit: Shutterstock

These unusual travel concepts are tourist niches that are exclusively available to intrepid travellers

Kartikeya Shankar
January 28 , 2023
02 Min Read

We all have different reasons to travel, whether it's a trip to relax, adventure, or explore a new country. However, many people find weird yet unique reasons to travel. Thus, check out these exciting types of tourism for people who want to do things differently.

Throw a dart at a map and observe where it lands to determine your trip location if you want to be a Sagittatourist. Using a street map in your intended journey location might allow you to accomplish the same thing. Your destination for the day is anywhere you point the dart on the city map.


You visit a destination's most visited places through countertourism. The catch is that when you get to the location, you turn around and concentrate on the surroundings rather than repeatedly clicking the attraction. Consider being at the base of the Eiffel Tower while ignoring it entirely in favour of glancing around and taking in the plaza and gardens nearby.

Set-Jetting Tourism
What if you were to live out the plot of your favourite movie? Set-jetting is the practice of flying to the most spectacular locations where the most famous films ever made were filmed. Set-jetting destinations are attracting a lot of attention from fans worldwide, whether they are travelling to stately mansions as in the Jane Austin films, having a house tour of the Sanderson sisters' home from "Hocus Pocus," or seeing London to catch views of Hogwarts.

Genealogy Tourism

You must know your hometown like the back of your hand, but are you truly aware of your origins? In genealogy or "roots" tourism, visitors go to their ancestral houses to rekindle their sense of history or to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors. Young people who want to keep linked to their roots are catching on to the trend as a result of rising diaspora and widespread immigration around the world.

Erotourism, named after the Greek god of love, Eros, is when two people arrive in the same city separately and then spend their holiday trying to locate one another while they visit the city.

In alphatourism, you get to your location, pull out your map, and then look at the index to see that the first and last streets are listed in alphabetical order. You mark a line between the first and last streets on your map, and you then set out to walk between them, taking in everything you come across.

Atomic Tourism
Visit places like missile sites connected to the atom's history. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the Nevada Test Site are places where people can go on an atomic vacation. Visit the atomic museums at the Hanford Site in Washington, the X-10 Graphite Reactor in Tennessee, the Obnibsk Nuclear Power Plant in Russia, and the abandoned Ukrainian city of Pripyat and Hiroshima.

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